After shutdown, Libya resumes oil production

On Friday (10), the Libyan national oil company (NOC) announced that the country will resume oil production and exports, after six months of standstill due to the conflict in the country. 

According to NOC, production will take time to reach pre-stop levels, and initially a ship is expected to receive oil cargo at the eastern port of Sedra. 

Despite having Africa's largest oil reserves, Libya is the scene of a conflict between rival powers, given by the UN-recognized, Tripoli-based Government of National Union (GNA) on the one hand and Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who controls the east and southern part of the country on the other.

Since the beginning of the year, pro-Haftar groups have blocked oil production and exports in the country's most important fields and terminals to demand, claiming a fair division of oil revenues. 

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